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Jules VerneThe Fur Country (June 30, 2007)

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Librivox recording of The Fur Country by Jules Verne read by Esther.

In 1859, officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company are given the mission to found a fort at 70 degrees north of the polar circle. At some point, an earthquake occurs, and from then on, laws of physics seem altered (a total eclipse happens to be only partial; tides are not perceived anymore). They eventually realize that they are not where they are supposed to be. (wikipedia)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Jules Verne
Date: 2007-06-30
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobook; Adventure; Arctic; Canada; Hudson's Bay Company; fur trade

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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01 - A Soiree at Fort Reliance 17.0 MB
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02 - The Hudson's Bay Fur Company 14.1 MB
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03 - A Savant Thawed 12.6 MB
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04 - A Factory 15.2 MB
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05 - From Fort Reliance to Fort enterprise 15.2 MB
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06 - A Wapiti Duel 16.7 MB
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07 - The Arctic Circle 16.6 MB
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08 - The Great Bear Lake 16.9 MB
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09 - A Storm on the Lake 17.5 MB
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10 - A Retrospect 13.8 MB
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11 - Along the Coast 14.9 MB
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12 - The Midnight Sun 14.8 MB
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13 - Fort Hope 15.7 MB
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14 - Some Excursions 14.8 MB
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15 - Fifteen Miles from Cape Bathurst 13.6 MB
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16 - Two Shots 16.5 MB
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17 - The Approach of Winter 17.8 MB
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18 - The Polar Night 19.8 MB
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19 - A Neighbourly Visit 19.3 MB
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20 - Mercury Freezes 14.0 MB
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21 - The Large Polar Bears 20.9 MB
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22 - Five Months More 17.6 MB
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23 - The Eclipse of the 18th June 1860 19.8 MB
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24 - A Floating Fort 11.2 MB
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25 - Where Are We? 15.7 MB
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26 - A Tour Of The Island 17.9 MB
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27 - A Night Encampment 17.8 MB
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28 - From July 25th To August 20th 17.9 MB
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29 - Ten Days Of Tempest 15.2 MB
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30 - A Fire And A Cry 18.9 MB
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31 - Mrs. Paulina Barnett's Excursion 21.3 MB
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32 - Kalumah's Adventures 17.0 MB
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33 - The Kamtchatka Current 16.9 MB
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34 - A Communication From Lieutenant Hobson 16.6 MB
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35 - A Chance To Be Tried 17.6 MB
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36 - Across The Ice-Field 14.2 MB
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37 - The Winter Months 15.5 MB
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38 - A Last Exploring Expedition 21.6 MB
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39 - The Break-Up Of The Ice 16.4 MB
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40 - The Avalanche 12.3 MB
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41 - All At Work 18.5 MB
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42 - Behring Sea 15.7 MB
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43 - In The Offing 11.6 MB
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44 - The Island Becomes An Isle 10.3 MB
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45 - The Four Following Days 11.0 MB
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46 - On A Piece Of Ice 17.7 MB
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47 - Conclusion 4.0 MB
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Reviewer: Starlite001 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 1, 2011
Subject: It Starts out slow
Yes the book does start out slow but I loved how the author 'painted a picture' with his words. I love the scenery of the North Country.

The yarn picks up as the struggles begin. The new Fort doesn't seem to be where it is supposed to be. The tides are not as high as they should be. What on earth is happening here?

A little mystery and romance coupled with adventure makes this my favorite solo thus far. (of course I'm giving myself 5 stars ;) )

Esther (Starlite)

Reviewer: mikezane - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - July 19, 2011
Subject: Not of same mind as other reviewer...
I always thought I was a Jules Verne fan, until I listened to this story... snooze! :-(

I listened to the first half of this story 2x, and it was boring. It talked about the environment more than anything else, animals, etc, and it just never drew me in.

I haven't removed it from my queue, and I'll probably give it another try later just cause it's Verne, but boy did this story put me to sleep. If I have a change of heart I promise to post an update.

The reading was excellent, but the story itself was just boring.

Reviewer: Lucy_k_p - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 4, 2011
Subject: Ripping Yarn, Excellent Reading
The Fur Country by Jules Verne is an excellent adventure yarn. A group of soldiers working for the Hudson's Bay Company, accompanied by a few civilians, head toward the 70th parallel to set up a fur station. After a long journey they arrive safely and set up their factory. And then things go wrong. And keep going wrong. It's very exciting, I was on the edge of my seat. Plus it contains strong, competent female characters who hold their own and refuse to be patronised which can be a difficult thing to find in adventure stories of this era.
Esther's reading is wonderful - just the right speed, just the right volume and the subtle character voices fit the story perfectly. A very enjoyable listen. Thank you Esther.